By Christian George
The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Mr Peter Nweke, said to have been beaten by thugs on Saturday election, is dead.
According to PMnews, a member of PDP who is resident in the area, Innocent Nomeh, confirmed that the deceased was killed after being threatened by some thugs in the area.
Nomeh expressed shock and disappointment, adding that the late Nweke “was killed after being threatened by some thugs.”
“Some hours after being threatened, they traced him and took him to an isolated area, where they killed him.
“It is so unfortunate that such a young man will die because of the election. I want the security agencies to deepen investigations to fish out, whoever was involved in the killing,” he recounted.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident, affirming that the deceased was beaten to death by suspected thugs during the election.
“The DPO and his team tried to rescue him, but he was confirmed dead by doctors on duty when they got to the hospital,” the police spokesperson added.